The Explanatory Role of Computation in Cognitive Science

@article{Fresco2012TheER,
  title={The Explanatory Role of Computation in Cognitive Science},
  author={Nir Fresco},
  journal={Minds and Machines},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={353-380}
}
Which notion of computation (if any) is essential for explaining cognition? Five answers to this question are discussed in the paper. (1) The classicist answer: symbolic (digital) computation is required for explaining cognition; (2) The broad digital computationalist answer: digital computation broadly construed is required for explaining cognition; (3) The connectionist answer: sub-symbolic computation is required for explaining cognition; (4) The computational neuroscientist answer: neural… CONTINUE READING
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